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About SideTracked Caches
This cache belongs to the SideTracked series. It is not designed to take you to a magical place with a breath taking view. It's a distraction for the weary traveller, but anyone else can go and find it too. More information can be found at the SideTracked Website
About Stowmarket Station
Stowmarket railway station is on the Great Eastern Main Line (GEML) in the East of England, serving the town of Stowmarket, Suffolk. It is 80 miles 46 chains (129.7 km) down-line from London Liverpool Street and is situated between Needham Market to the south and Diss to the north. It is also the junction where the Ipswich to Ely Line joins the GEML. Its three-letter station code is SMK.
The station was opened by the Ipswich & Bury Railway in 1846 with red brick main buildings in a flamboyant Jacobean manner by Frederick Barnes. The buildings, which were Grade II listed in 1972, were restored in 1987.
The line through the station was electrified in 1985.
Either of the station car parks give 20 minutes of free parking, which should be sufficient to go and retrieve this cache (if you're not coming by train!) The cache location is accessible by wheelchair, but to retrieve the cache the person will need to stand and be able to reach above head height.
This is a very busy location, especially at certain times of the day. Please use stealth, and if challenged, explain about geocaching. If you can, slot the cache in, if not, make sure the you attach it to a magnetic material.
(image: Geof Sheppard under a Creative Commons license)
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